Windows 10 continues to gain share, now on 23% of all PCs worldwide

While Microsoft ended its free upgrade offer to Windows 10 on July 29, the new operating system has continued to grow its desktop OS share over the last month. According to the latest data from NetMarketShare, Windows 10 claimed a 22.99% desktop OS share in August 2016, which is 1.86 points of percentage higher than its 21.13% score in July (via Windows Central).

Desktop Operating System Market Share (source: NetMarketshare).

Desktop Operating System Market Share (source: NetMarketshare).

Of course, Windows 7 is still far ahead with a 47.25% desktop OS share in August, which is actually up from 47.01% in July. Windows XP still closes the podium with a 9.36% OS share (down from 10.34% in July) while Windows 8.1 went from 7.8% in July to 7.92 last month.

Desktop Top operating system share trend (source: NetMarketshare).

Desktop Top operating system share trend (source: NetMarketshare).

Windows 10 managed to maintain a steady growth since its release in July 2015 and the upcoming months promised to be very interesting. As IFA 2016 is officially underway, many OEMs are currently introducing their latest portfolios of Windows 10 PCs and 2-in-1s though consumers who don’t want to buy a new PC can still purchase a Windows 10 license to upgrade their current machine. Let us know in the comments if you expect Windows 10 to maintain its current growth in the coming months.

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